Green Infrastructure for Coastal Cities Course


Green Infrastructure for Coastal Cities Course

The course is an introduction to the use of green infrastructure and/or nature-based solutions (NBS) as an alternative to gray infrastructure. The course is planned to be carried out in an estimated time of 4 weeks with an average dedication of 4 hours per week.  The course is currently offered in both English and Spanish.

Through a coordinated effort between the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador and the Ministry of Environment of Chile, with the support of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America as the implementing entity, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as executing entity, and financing from the Adaptation Fund, the regional project "Reducing climate vulnerability and flood risk in urban and semi-urban coastal areas in Latin American cities - AdaptaClima," was developed.

The objective of the AdaptaClima project is to reduce climate risks that cause floods, landslides and mudflows in three coastal cities through a risk-based approach with adaptation options, with a focus on collaborative construction and networking, in order to develop a culture around adaptation. 

Among the project's activities, the e-learning virtual course Introduction to Green Infrastructure for Coastal Cities has been developed for local government officials,authorities of LAC coastal cities, and the general public.